Blond Haired, Blue Eyed Terrorist
Terrorists are not suppose to look like Norwegian Ken dolls with bright blond hair and cold blue eyes. Maybe that’s why corporate news coverage has been so minimal. If this terrorist looked more like a dark bearded, dark skinned Muslim, I guarantee we would be treated to hourly updates by CNN, MSNBC, and FOX.
As news of this tragic attack emerged on Friday, speculation immediately centered on Islamic terrorists. Oops.
Even our president took the opportunity to exploit this terrorist attack to pimp the Great War On Terror that he renamed but continues to prosecute vigorously.
Within hours of Norway’s deadly bomb and gun attacks claiming at least 91 victims it has become clear that the horror was perpetrated by a Norwegian loner with rightwing Christian fundamentalist affiliations.
Yet President Barack Obama reacted immediately to the news of the atrocity to insinuate an Islamic connection and to justify America’s war on terror.
Obama spoke on Friday while hosting New Zealand Prime Minister John Key in the White House.
The US President said of the attacks: “It’s a reminder that the entire international community has a stake in preventing this kind of terror from occurring, and that we have to work co-operatively together both on intelligence and in terms of prevention of these kinds of horrible attacks.”
Prime Minister Key added: “If it is an act of global terrorism I think it shows that no country, large or small, is immune from that risk, and that is why New Zealand plays its part in Afghanistan as we try and join others like the United States in making the world a safer place,” he said.
Now that the narrative has changed because of inconvenient facts, our corporate media is barely talking about the attack. Who cares if almost 100 people have been slaughtered by a right wing Christian pro-Israel extremist who hates Muslims. Because it’s not a Muslim terrorist, this evolving story does not apparently warrant interrupting the weekend fluff peddled by our corporate news networks.